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Brenda Gael Smith

Acuity #6 in a Twinkle of an Eye - Yellow Polygo Shape on Purple Background

About my artwork

I create textile paintings and sketches made from a rich palette of my hand-dyed fabrics complemented by extensive, textural stitching demonstrating the transformative power of stitch. Abstraction is a persistent and insistent force. Working improvisationally, I capture the essence of my subjects to impart a sense of wonder of the natural world and a strong affinity to place.

Daily walks are a creative habit integral to my studio practice whether I am home or travelling. By closely observing my surroundings, and taking hundreds of photos, I have a bountiful inspiration bank that informs my work. I also embrace the serendipity factor. From the dye pot, to the design wall, to the sewing machine, I am always open to the possibility of a glorious accident.

On Exhibition

Learn with Brenda!

Join Brenda for live, interactive workshops optimised for Zoom:

• Line Dancing: 5-8am Thursday 19 May (Sydney time)
• The X Factor: 5-8am Thursday 2 June (Sydney time)
Line Dancing: Sunday 26 June 2-5pm (US-PDT) Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild


Promo image for Quiltfest Virtual Schoolhouse #2 11-14 May 2022